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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

And so it’s here, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2020. Still in November, still the same stringent judging process and mammoth entry levels, still creating a feeling of togetherness. But sadly not culminating in an afternoon spent at a fancy venue with an exquisite lunch and flowing wine accompanying the hugs and handshakes we never knew we would miss so much... Left: (l - r) Jacqui, Jo, Rob and Sam take to the stage before last year’s awards.

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owever, from adversity comes action and it has been astounding to see such a high level of support in evidence for the PPS Awards. You wanted to enter, you wanted to judge, you wanted to sponsor and back us – and now you want to join the ceremony from the comfort of your own home. With that said, distance will not separate us and we are thrilled that there are so many of you all looking forward to your home-based awards nights – we’ve heard so many fantastic plans of how you’re going to watch... from the special wine you’re treating yourselves to, to those still in offices who are looking forward to watching together. The show must absolutely go on. That was never in doubt though, and we took action earlier this year by quickly and passionately unveiling our new online entry and judging portal. Again, it's not the same as a physical judging day and we’ve always been so proud that our connection to retail buyers is so close. But the online portal allowed for the highest entry level to date, while also allowing more retailers and buyers than ever before to take part in the judging since distance was no object this year. These are some of the positives, and like you all, we are hugely focused on taking those positives. It's often said that you get a true measure of someone by how they respond to a crisis; that how we interpret, react and bounce back from events we can't control will ultimately determine how we are able to survive. It has been both inspiring and uplifting to see how the preschool industry responded quickly and creatively to the challenges which have been

thrown up over the past six months, from initial lockdown and trading restrictions to stock shortages, cancelled trade shows and everything in-between. As we said from the very beginning, there will be finalists and there will be winners! We know that the past year has been tough, but instead of focusing on what we have been missing out on this year, let's focus instead on what we have achieved and how we have pulled together as an industry. One of the benefits of holding this awards’ event virtually is that we are not constrained by the four walls of a physical location. This means that the PPS Awards will be watched by many more members of the kids' product and retail sector, from all around the world, than ever before. (This certainly bodes well for some lively action in the Session Rooms, both preand post- the awards ceremony!) It's with that in mind that we are coming together this evening to recognise this year's finalists and winners and celebrate their achievements over the past year. Thank you for joining us but now it's time to make sure you are sitting comfortably and your glasses are full, so we can get on with the show. Good luck to all and have a fabulous evening – don’t forget to record your reactions! We really are so thankful of the sponsors who have been with us since the start, as well as to those leading companies who have shared in our vision to make the preschool aged sector more collaborative – many said we were mad, but here we are nearly a decade later with a portfolio of magazine, awards and digital that are famed for making connections. Let tonight be no different! Rob Willis, Jacqui Parr, Samantha Loveday, Jo Pilcher and the rest of the PPS Awards team. PROGRESSIVE PRESCHOOL AWARDS 2020

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erhaps this year more than ever, the preschool sector has continued to invent, innovative and thrive, so it was crucial that suppliers and retailers continued to be recognised and rewarded for their efforts over the past 12 months. Faced with a number of ongoing Covid-related restrictions and limitations, this year's entry and judging process was quickly moved online, ensuring the awards could continue to highlight the very best within the preschool industry. A brand new website and online entry portal allowed all entries and judging to take place online –

Choosing the finalists for the Progressive Preschool Awards is always one of the most important parts of the awards process, but this year there was also the matter of a global pandemic to navigate. A swift move to a virtual entry and judging process saw the 2020 awards stay on track, with winners due to be announced on Thursday 12 November in what is promised to be the industry's biggest online gathering this year. Here's how it all happened... with the product and retail submissions all being managed via one portal before being judged by an independent panel of third-party experts. The bespoke online system allowed us to maintain the quality and quantity of the entries, the thoroughness of the judges and the integrity of the overall judging process. All product categories were judged by an extensive panel of retailers, while the retailer award categories were assessed by a panel of industry experts, all making their decisions from the comfort of their own homes, shop floors or offices.

THE PRODUCT AWARDS Thousands of products were placed under the virtual spotlight, with a record-breaking number of entries sent in from hundreds of suppliers, spanning a wide range of the very best toys, strollers, books and nursery essentials on the market today. All product entered had to be aimed at the preschool market (0-5) and have been launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 – 7 July 2020. Entries could be for a single product or a range of up to five products. This year’s product judging panel comprised buyers from some of the nation's top retailers – such as John Lewis, Bentalls, Character.com, Tesco and The Entertainer as well as a number of specialist independent retailers. The judges considered each category in turn, taking into account certain key criteria such as design, cost, innovation and quality before choosing their top five products from that particular category, listed in order of preference. Votes were then verified and counted, revealing the six deserving finalists in each category, along with the eventual winner, which will be announced at the online ceremony taking place on Thursday 12 November.

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THE RETAIL AWARDS Designed to reflect the ever-changing and innovative nature of the current retail landscape, the Progressive Preschool retail awards are carefully designed to reward stores which have excelled over the past year. Initial shortlists were drawn up following a number of nominations which had been put forward by suppliers, distributors, wholesalers and agents, as well as the retailers themselves, which were then discussed and validated in detail, with their product selection, customer care and commitment to the sector all taken into account as the panel carefully considered each retailers' approach and achievements over the last year.

THE PRESCHOOL PANEL Thanks to the whole preschool industry pulling together and taking this year's changes in its stride, entries and submissions were at their highest level ever, while the judges were able to take part from the widest ever range of locations right across the UK. “We are so grateful for everyone for pulling together for this year's event,” said Rob Willis, director and co-owner at Max Publishing, which owns and organises the Progressive Preschool Awards. “It is especially important this year, after we have seen so many innovative and creative responses to the lockdown restrictions and it's thanks to you all that the Progressive Preschool Awards 2020 will continue to reflect the dynamic, innovative and vibrant preschool sector.”

"It was an honour to judge this year’s prestigious Progressive Preschool Awards. Although the task was daunting due to the high calibre of entrants in all categories, it was also a pleasure knowing that so many great brands will receive the recognition they truly deserve. Congratulations to all the brands shortlisted and especially the category winners!" Jeff Mills, owner, Baby & Co

“2020 has been such a strange year for everyone and it is amazing how we have all adapted to virtual life. This year's Progressive Preschool Awards judging did not disappoint, with an impressive variety across each category demonstrating what the industry is all about.” Lucy Long, buyer, Character.com

“Being a judge was extremely interesting and it was encouraging to see the high number of entries and the high calibre of the products put forward for the awards. Good luck to everyone and thank you for allowing me to play a small part in the judging process.” Helen Hickman, owner, Bumpstart Baby Shop

“The standard of imagination, quality and professionalism was outstanding – it was so difficult to choose when the bar was set so high.” Emma Charlesworth, director, Roma Prams and Baby Birds

"It's interesting to see some of our suppliers are up for many awards this year and it makes us feel more confident about working with them! There were so many products to choose from and the quality of the entires was incredible - I even found a few inspirations for new products for our shop along the way. It was such a fun experience and I am so grateful to have been part of this.” Ivy Rudd, owner, The Rocking Horse Toy Shop

"I absolutely loved judging all the entries that were put forward this year. It took many hours sitting at my computer but the quality, thought and design that had gone into each product was a credit to all those involved. As a retailer it gives me hope that creative people are out there making wonderful things for children, safe, practical, beautiful and always with the child at its centre. It wasn't an easy task this year but I gave it lots of time and a great deal of thought as I understand the importance of these awards for everyone involved. Congratulations to you all." Jayne Rees, owner, Eve's Toy Shop

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Boots

Home Bargains

Matalan

TK Maxx

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BEST INDEPENDENT NURSERY RETAILER Sponsored by CRITERIA: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling nursery product. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Preston

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Kiddies Kingdom

Naturally Baby

Youngsters World

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BEST INDEPENDENT TOY RETAILER Sponsored by CRITERIA: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling toys and other play product. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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BEST PRESCHOOL APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES RANGE CRITERIA: Open to all apparel and accessories aimed at 0-5 year olds. This includes nightwear, daywear, outerwear, underwear, footwear, dress-up as well as accessories as bibs, changing bags, swimwear aids. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

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Eco Friendly Junior Rainbow Pebbles Activity Set

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BEST PRESCHOOL GIFT RANGE

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CRITERIA: Open to all giftware products aimed at 0-5 year olds. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

finalists Animal Teether Collection

Beatrix Potter Christmas Collection

Peter Rabbit Alphabet Trolley

from Cheeky Chompers

from Enesco

from Orange Tree Toys

PlanToys Elephant Money Bank

Ragtales Baby Range

Signature Peter Rabbit Collection

from Posh Paws

from Little Concepts

from Rainbow Designs

Sustainable Toy Range

Wilberry Pets In Baskets

from Bigjigs Toys

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BEST WHEELED GOODS OR CAR SEAT RANGE

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CRITERIA: Open to all prams, pushchairs, car seats and infant carriers aimed at 0-5 year olds. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

finalists Cosmos

CRUZ V2 Stroller

Diamond Salsa 4

from didofy

from UPPAbaby

from ABC Design

Eezy S Twist +2

Geo²

M-City

from Cybex

from Joolz

from Bébécar

The Groowy Car Seat by JANE

Tinum from Venicci

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BEST PRESCHOOL ESSENTIALS RANGE CRITERIA: Open to all feeding, sleeping, travel and other essential products aimed at 0-5 year olds. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

finalists myHummy Baby Bear Lucas Sleep Sensor

Nap Nap Mat

Potette Max

from Nap Nap UK

from Cheeky Rascals

Silicon Feeding and Weaning Range

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Skincare Range

from Hippychick

Potty Training System from My Carry Potty

from Béaba

from Bloom and Blossom

Washable Lunchbag Range from Bibetta

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BEST PRESCHOOL KIDS’ LIFESTYLE RANGE CRITERIA: Open to all lifestyle products and accessories aimed at 0-5 year olds. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

finalists About Friends Collection

CarGoSeat

Grabease Cutlery

from Lassig

from CarGoSeat

from bébélephant

L.O.L. Surprise! Rainbows Home Textiles Collection for Primark

MJ Skate Range

myFirst Range

from Micro Skate

from Oaxis

from Dreamtex

Personalised Contemporary Rainbow from Personalised Memento Company

Sunglasses Range from Babiators PROGRESSIVE PRESCHOOL AWARDS 2020

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BEST INFANT DEVELOPMENT RANGE CRITERIA: Open to all toys and play product aimed at 0 - 1 year olds. To qualify all products entered must have launched at retail in the UK between 8 July 2019 and 7 July 2020.

finalists Baby Einstein First Discoveries Range

Etta Loves X Peanuts Range

Ingenuity Reversible Duvet Activity Gym

from Mary Meyer

from Etta Loves

from Kids2

MOLUK Building Genius Range

Music and Lights 3-in-1 Discovery Seat and Booster

My 1st Tikiri Animal Rattle and Bath Toys

from Little Concepts

from Inside Out Toys

from Infantino

That’s Not My… Collection Tot2Walk Baby Walking Aid from Rainbow Designs

from DCUK PROGRESSIVE PRESCHOOL AWARDS 2020

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BEST WHOLESALER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF PRESCHOOL PRODUCT

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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CRITERIA: The outstanding achievement award is open to all individuals in the preschool sector, be they retail, supplier, licensing or otherwise. Nominations were sought by way of recommendation, based on individual achievement, knowledge and performance in the preschool industry.

WHO WILL BE THE WINNER FOR 2020?

2019 winner

2018 winner Neil Saunders

2017 winner Eric White

Robert Anslow

2016 winner

Christine Nicholls

2015 winner

Barbara Robinson

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